12 killed in Niger car accident


The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) in Niger State says 12 people died in an accident on Sunday at Sawmill village along Mokwa -Makera road in Mokwa Local Government Area of the state.

The FRSC Sector Commander in the state, Joel Dagwa, told News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Monday in Minna that the accident involved a Truck with registration No. KJ 555 XX heading to Lagos.

Mr Dagwa said the truck that came from Maiduguri picked passengers from Zaria in Kaduna State before heading to Lagos.

“The accident involved 103 people: 55 female, 40 male, eight children, five adults,” he said.

He said 12 people were killed while 91 sustained injuries and taken to Mokwa general hospital for treatment.

“All the 12 corpses have been deposited at the hospital’s morgue,” he said.

He blamed…



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